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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 24, 2007 4:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Im new to this

welcome. As for shows just go for it. That's the beauty of the site. You'll find your way. Trail and error. Also, don't be put off by some of the posts you're seeing lately. Much like experimenting with gigs to get what you need, do the same with posters. Many good folks here to recommend top notch stuff. The other nonsense you see just disregard.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Nov 24, 2007 8:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Im new to this

Like they said...

I usually follow the pack's ratings as a they come in Recently Reviewed Items and threads. Swing vote goes to Dr. Flashback. But I also scanned year by year pages as my tastes evolved -- look for the show with 20+ reviews and very high ratings to start.

Of course each has their taste buds, it depends on if you're in the mood for power, jams, jazz, groove, space, whatever, etc. Just with 2 similar shows in 1968, 10-12 or 10-13, I flip-flop still. Now, I'm searching for that Blues for Allah sound (vaguely 73-75) with Keith on Fender Rhodes electric rather than piano. Does Ethiopique show up embedded?

Aside from releases, I like:

1968 August-October

Spanish Jam

The Other One

August-Sept 1972, esp 8-21 + 8-27 + 9-28

Sorry but the 80s have a lot of charm, esp if you like the guitar tone and space, though I admit mostly I'm into the 2nd set until another Another Sat Night or similar.

mellow 1985 20th anniversary show 2nd set
Morning Dew, China Doll, Comes a Time get me

The Beam AND Space>Dear from

runs of 1989
like Dark Star>...>Stella

This post was modified by spacedface on 2007-11-25 04:58:07